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Oak Brook

The 9,000 residents of this Du Page County village pay no municipal taxes, so the real estate tax bill for a house that recently sold for $500,000, for example, is $5,600 a year. Read more about Oak Brook, IL

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The 9,000 residents of this Du Page County village pay no municipal taxes, so the real estate tax bill for a house that recently sold for $500,000, for example, is $5,600 a year. Read more about Oak Brook, IL

Find community news and events at TribLocal Oak Brook.
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  • McDonald's Sues To Lower Newington Tax Assessment

    NEWINGTON — McDonald's isn't loving its tax assessment. The fast food giant sued the town late last month to lower the assessment on its restaurant at 2355 Berlin Turnpike. The action called the current value "grossly excessive, disproportionate...
  • McDonald's, KFC in China caught up in scandal over expired meat

    Chinese officials shut down a U.S.-owned food processor after local media reported that it had been selling expired meat to McDonald's, KFC and other restaurant chains.  China's latest food scandal broke after Dragon TV reported that Shanghai Husi...
  • Intermodal Center is economic engine for region

    This is regarding the Village of Elwood and the CenterPoint Intermodal Center. Since the 1930s, the area surrounding Elwood has historically been a site of high-intensity military manufacturing with heavy rail and truck traffic. At the time that...
  • Snack deal: TreeHouse buys Flagstone Foods for $860 million

    Snack deal: TreeHouse buys Flagstone Foods for $860 million
    TreeHouse Foods Inc. said Monday it is buying snack food maker Flagstone Foods for $860 million in cash to expand into healthy foods. Flagstone makes private-label healthy snacks and is the No. 1 provider of trail mix and dried fruit, TreeHouse said....
  • Cantore wins Republican race for DuPage Forest president

    Cantore wins Republican race for DuPage Forest president
    Joe Cantore, an 11-year veteran of the board of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, captured the Republican nomination for president of that board, according to unofficial election results. With 753 of 756 precincts reporting as of press time...
  • Flooding, age take toll on Graue Mill

     Flooding, age take toll on Graue Mill
    The big wheel on the outside of Graue Mill has stopped turning, at least for the time being. The engine rotating the water wheel was turned off in April 2013 after flood waters from a record-setting rain damaged it. It was discovered that the 162-year-...
  • Patt leads Lake Co. sheriff primary; McHenry Co. contest close

    Patt leads Lake Co. sheriff primary; McHenry Co. contest close
    Suburban voters weighed in on a number of tax measures and other referendum questions Tuesday and cast ballots in the collar counties for nominees to replace two longtime sheriffs. North suburban In a Democratic race for the sheriff's nomination in...
  • Suburban students place in state geography bee

    Suburban students place in state geography bee
    Aditya Badlani, a fifth-grader at Brook Forest Elementary School in Oak Brook who took third place at the Illinois State Geographic Bee at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, has been studying maps since he was a toddler. "He's my navigation system,"...
  • ComEd will bring wireless meters to some DuPage towns

    ComEd will bring wireless meters to some DuPage towns
    Starting in May, Commonwealth Edison crews will begin installing wireless meters in several DuPage County communities. The rollout will affect customers in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Lombard, Warrenville, Oak Brook and West Chicago in the coming months, ComEd...
  • Ronald McDonald gets new outfit, takes on Twitter. Still creepy?

    Ronald McDonald gets new outfit, takes on Twitter. Still creepy?
    Same clown, new clothes: Is that the main takeaway of McDonald’s newest makeover of its brand ambassador Ronald McDonald? On Wednesday, the Oak Brook, Ill., fast-food giant unveiled a new look for the redheaded clown and announced he'd be featured...
  • Taco Bell breakfast to go national: Prepare for the waffle taco

    Taco Bell is moving in on the morning market, angling to compete with fast-food rivals such as McDonald’s by launching a breakfast menu nationally on March 27. The menu -- which the Irvine company said is its most extensive in more than 50 years...
  • 'Transit deserts' in Chicago region's mass transit system: report

    'Transit deserts' in Chicago region's mass transit system: report
    The Chicago area’s mass transit agencies are doing a poor job of serving the commuting needs of the region -- portions of which are “transit deserts” — while planning efforts are haphazard, a new report says. Even major...